The Green, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4DL | Property for sale | Savills
270.63 sq m(2,913 sq ft)
Guide price £1,250,000

The GreenBenenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4DL


    Key features

    • *Nearing Completion*
    • Refurbished Grade II listed attached former school
    • Four bedrooms, family bathroom and two en suite shower rooms
    • Impressive 46ft double reception room, incorporating sitting and dining areas
    • Stovax wood burning stove, bespoke oak staircase to first floor
    • Enclosed rear garden
    • Garden room/home office 23.5ft x 9.6ft with power and light
    • Parking
    • Cranbrook School catchment 2023

    Stylishly refurbished, attached Grade II listed former school, now a beautiful four bedroom family home in the heart of this popular village.

    About this property

    • Situated in the sought-after village of Benenden, Benenden Old School is a Grade II listed building of historic note, originally dating back to circa 1873 when it was built by George Devey for the Earl of Cranbrook. Having served as the village primary school for nearly 140 years, this lovely building has had a new lease of life, having been the subject of an extensive refurbishment project, transforming it into a stunning attached four bedroom family home which retains much of the period charm and original architectural features whilst incorporating the all-important 21st century touches.

      Specification

      Kitchen and Utility Room
      - Wren kitchen in 'midnight blue' with central island and 3cm solid Quartz work surfaces
      - Bosch appliances include oven, warming tray, microwave and five zoned electric hob
      - Zanussi tower fridge and separate tower freezer, wine fridge
      - Integral AEG dishwasher
      - Belfast sink, copper taps and fittings
      - Space for washing machine and tumble dryer


      Family Bathroom, En Suite Shower Rooms and Cloakroom
      - Family bathroom; free-standing bath, Grosvenor filler taps and Victorian-style feet
      - Fabio 1200 x 800 shower enclosure with Greyjoy dual exposed shower valve
      - Bathroom and w/c; Arundel Matt white vanity units with ceramic sinks
      - Upstairs en suites; wall hung Snowdon Vanity units, built-in drawers
      - Zena taps and Moxby shower enclosures, stylish black wall hung towel rails


      Finishing touches
      - Thermal insulation installed below all the ground floors and into all roof pitches
      - Reclaimed antique pine floorboards to principal ground floor rooms
      - Wooden panelling hand painted with original colour match
      - Original full height dividing doors to the superb reception space
      - Foxcote bespoke Oak staircase with glass balustrades
      - Discreet Heritage secondary double glazing
      - Heritage black alluminium secondary glazing to frame the original upper floor windows

      Electrical & Heating Systems
      - Three chandeliers
      - Wall light fittings in industrial black metal with antique-style light bulbs
      - Stovax Stockton 11 wood burning stove on slate hearth (Hetas installation)
      - 45kw Worcester Greenstar 8000 Life Heat boiler with 10 year warranty
      - 250 litre hot water cylinder with Grundfos Magna circulating pump
      - Two digital thermostatic heating zones to ground and first floors
      - Period-style three column radiators in bronze to reception room, dining area and kitchen
      - White three column radiators to all the bedrooms
      - BT wifi providing 62Mbps download speed and 29Mbps upload

      External Features
      - Private enclosed garden with 1.8m close board fencing
      - Parking to the front of the property
      - 'Mint' sandstone terrace leading down to garden
      - Substantial garden room/office with power and light

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I love that this wonderful listed historic building has been sympathetically repurposed into a stylish four bedroom home, achieving an impressive EPC C rating

    Russell AlexanderProperty agent

    Local information

    • Overlooking looking the quintessential village green Benenden Old School is situated in the charming and sought after village of Benenden which has a community village shop with Post Office, a butcher, hairdresser, primary school and private schools and public house. More extensive facilities can be found in Cranbrook, Tenterden, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone.
    • Fast and frequent services run to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street from Staplehurst (8.1 miles), Headcorn and Marden stations. Eurostar trains are available from Ashford International and a high speed train service runs from Ashford to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
    • There is an excellent range of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors catering for children of all ages. The property falls within Cranbrook School catchment and further schools include Benenden Girls School, Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, Saint Ronans and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst and Sutton Valence Schools and Tonbridge School. Additionally there are further grammar and state schools in Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone.
    • The M25 via the A21 can be accessed at J5 and the M20 via J8 both providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airport and other motorway networks.
    • *All distance and travel times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains gas fired central heating via traditional-style radiators, mains electric, water and drainage.
    • Directions: From Cranbrook proceed down the High Street into Stone Street and take the first right onto The Hill. Continue and take the third right onto Tilsden Lane and follow to the T junction. Turn left towards Benenden and continue for just over 2 miles. On entering the village turn right at the village green, and proceed up towards the church, Benenden Old School will be found on the right hand side.
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: TBC